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by vinasp
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Paññā
Replies: 26
Views: 2160

Re: Paññā

Hi Sam Vara, Q: - "Are there any suttas which are helpful in explaining what paññā (wisdom or discernment) is, especially in terms of everyday practice? How do we know whether we are acting with paññā or not?" This is a difficult question to answer. The truth is that one is either an ordinary man or...
by vinasp
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nutriment for no-one.
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: Nutriment for no-one.

Hi everyone, What is this 'something other', this 'outside'? It is called nibbana, or the deathless, or the unconditioned. Can this be seen, to some extent, before full liberation? The Buddha says: "Which two things are to be thoroughly learnt? Two elements, the conditioned and the unconditioned. (s...
by vinasp
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Delight
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Delight

Hi JohnK, Here is the Pali. “santi kho, migajāla, cakkhuviññeyyā rūpā iṭṭhā kantā manāpā piyarūpā kāmūpasaṃhitā rajanīyā. tañce bhikkhu abhinandati abhivadati ajjhosāya tiṭṭhati. tassa taṃ abhinandato abhivadato ajjhosāya tiṭṭhato uppajjati nandī. nandisamudayā dukkhasamudayo, migajālāti vadāmi ..."...
by vinasp
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nutriment for no-one.
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: Nutriment for no-one.

Hi everyone, Are the aggregates and dependent origination the same thing? In the sense that if all twelve formations cease, then there are no longer any aggregates? MN 28.28 says that: 'these five aggregates affected by clinging are dependently arisen.' I think that the last eight formations are the...
by vinasp
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nutriment for no-one.
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: Nutriment for no-one.

Hi Sam Vara, Sam Vara said:- "I might be misunderstanding you here, but could you please clarify why you think there needs to be something "outside the chain"? Could not that understanding also be dependently arisen?" Good question. SN 12.67 explicitly says that all twelve items in the chain cease. ...
by vinasp
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 8
Views: 1391

Re: Hi!

Welcome back Kevin.
by vinasp
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nutriment for no-one.
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: Nutriment for no-one.

Hi everyone, Another discourse on Dependent Origination which makes a similar point is SN 12.67. Each item in the chain is said to be: 'not created by oneself or another ..' It then describes a bhikkhu who: ' is practising for the purpose of revulsion towards aging-and-death, for its fading away and...
by vinasp
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nutriment for no-one.
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: Nutriment for no-one.

Hi johnK, JohnK said:-"I usually don't get involved in these types of discussion, but... I'm not sure what you mean by this being a "real problem" -- for the "uninstructed" perhaps?" Vincent:- No, not just for the uninstructed. JohnK:- "Don't the teachings suggest that there can be regarding w/o a "...
by vinasp
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nutriment for no-one.
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: Nutriment for no-one.

Hi form, form said:- "It is kind of funny that the Buddha used "I say, and I don't say" when he expressed there is no one behind the phenomena. I was often baffled by this behaviour in the beginning, till I read somewhere he said it is OK to act conventionally to people. But till now I still find th...
by vinasp
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nutriment for no-one.
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: Nutriment for no-one.

Hi everyone, “Bhikkhus, there are these four kinds of nutriment for the maintenance of beings that have already come to be and for the assistance of those about to come to be. What four? The nutriment edible food, gross or subtle; second, contact; third, mental volition; fourth, consciousness. These...
by vinasp
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"
Replies: 20
Views: 3791

Re: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"

Hi R1111, From the Buddhist Dictionary: saṃyojana: 'fetters'. There are 10 fetters tying beings to the wheel of existence, namely: (1) personality-belief (sakkāya-diṭṭhi, q.v.), (2) sceptical doubt (vicikicchā q.v.), (3) clinging to mere rules and ritual (sīlabbata-parāmāsa; s. upādāna), (4) sensuou...
by vinasp
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nutriment for no-one.
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Nutriment for no-one.

Hi everyone, SN 12.12 - Bhikkhu Bodhi - suttacentral.net. At Savatthī. “Bhikkhus, there are these four kinds of nutriment for the maintenance of beings that have already come to be and for the assistance of those about to come to be. What four? The nutriment edible food, gross or subtle; second, con...
by vinasp
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The meaning of "aggregates subject to clinging are suffering"
Replies: 35
Views: 6868

Re: The meaning of "aggregates subject to clinging are suffering"

Hi everyone, SN 22.44 At Savatthi. “Bhikkhus, I will teach you the way leading to the origination of identity and the way leading to the cessation of identity. Listen to that…. “And what, bhikkhus, is the way leading to the origination of identity? Here, bhikkhus, the uninstructed worldling … regard...
by vinasp
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: The meaning of "aggregates subject to clinging are suffering"
Replies: 35
Views: 6868

Re: The meaning of "aggregates subject to clinging are suffering"

Hi everyone, I intend to quote some discourses which speak of the cessation of the clinging aggregates, using the alternative term 'sakkaya.' One problem with this term is that every translator seems to use a different word for it. Bhikkhu Bodhi uses 'identity', Ven. Thanissaro uses 'identification'...
by vinasp
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"
Replies: 20
Views: 3791

Re: exact meaning of the fetter "attachment to rites and rituals" & the term "precept"

Hi R1111,

S. iv.118 is SN 35.132 - Lohicca.

Ud 71 is Udana chapter 6, sutta 8, Courtesan.

Regards, Vincent.